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What makes Gina someone to listen to?
to a strong corporate culture, Gina Schaefer and her leadership
developed nine core values that they
live by and measure their long-term success.
passionate entrepreneur who grew her company from one to nine
units in a nine year
period, Gina now leads a
multi-million dollar small business that employs 175 people in
communities in the D.C. area.
one to be stumped by convention, Gina has challenged the
male-dominated industry of
hardware to think
well outside the box. Her passion for urban markets and the
women to succeed in all aspects of
the hardware industry - is evident in her drive to tackle
innovative solutions to profitably grow and advance her business
as well as the businesses
of Ace retailers
across the globe.
has a myriad of real life experience at all levels of the
business world including
to the effort to help consumers understand the great need to
communities and shop local –
Gina has tirelessly focused on the “Return to Main Street”
movement in her town of Washington, D.C. that promotes Shop
Local campaigns and
community revitalization for
Main Street America. This has resulted in a partnering with
many local entrepreneurs and creating a D.C.- based competition
to secure prime shelf
space in her nine stores.